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Why Sunday Igboho wasn’t extradited to Nigeria

Anthony Iwuoma

But for the intervention of Yoruba people at the airport, Yoruba Nation agitator, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as ‘Sunday Igboho’ would have been flown to Nigeria on Monday night when he was arrested at an airport in Benin Republic.

According to Igboho’s lawyer,  Yomi Aliyu, there was a waiting helicopter to evacuate Igboho to Nigeria, following his arrest in Cotonou had the Yoruba people not intervened.

Aliyu, who made the disclosure in a radio talk programme on Rave FM, tagged ‘Frank Talk’, said Igboho had boarded a plane enroute to Germany when a passenger figured him out as a wanted man.

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“He was already in the plane in Cotonou, on his way to Germany with his wife and his brother. Somebody fingered him out that he is a wanted person” Aliyu said.

“He was brought down with the wife and brother and a fracas ensued because he was to be flown to Nigeria by a standby helicopter.

“But the wife and the brother put up a fight and started shouting at the airport, which attracted some other Yoruba indigenes and they came to their rescue.”

Meanwhile, the extradition hearing of the Yoruba Nation activist could not hold on Wednesday as planned.